NEWS & UPDATES

ALTA welcomes Aireon LLC as an Affiliate Member

Panama – June 7, 2018 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) continues to strengthen the group of industry suppliers that collaboratively work on initiatives for the development of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and today welcomes Aireon LLC: the first ever provider of global space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

Unlike traditional air traffic surveillance systems, which are costly to deploy in challenging terrain, Aireon’s system will extend real-time coverage with minimal ground equipment and will be fully available as early as 2018 for both Air Navigation Service Providers as well as airlines to optimize infrastructure, provide enhanced situational awareness and improve operational efficiency. Aireon will enable ATS surveillance through ADS-B reports in every airspace around the world, including the vast remote and oceanic parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Bangkok Airways Selects GlobalBeacon as GADSS Solution

Through GlobalBeacon, FlightAware® will Deliver Cost-Effective Aircraft Monitoring that Exceeds GADSS Requirements.

HOUSTON, April 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) — Bangkok Airways will deploy GlobalBeaconSM to improve passenger safety as part of The International Civil Aviation Authority’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations. Under GADSS, which will be applicable starting on November 8th of this year, aircraft operators will be expected to track their aircraft during normal operations at a frequency of one position every 15 minutes. By January 2021, they will need to automatically receive once-per-minute positions for aircraft in distress.

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